As part of the ongoing series Musique française : Découvertes 1890-1939 with pianist Stéphane Lemelin, ATMA Classique presents piano quintets by early 20th century French composers Louis Vierne and Gabriel Pierné. Both composers were disciples of Cesar Franck, and both died in 1937.
Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known throughout Canada and regularly performs around the world as soloist and chamber musician. As director of the Découvertes series, he is dedicated to the rediscovery of neglected early 20th-century French composers. The Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of Canada’s finest string ensembles, and is the quartet-in-residence at the Université Laval in Québec City.